Garbhan baby/toddler aran cable sweater

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Garbhan baby/toddler aran cable sweater Pattern


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Knitting: Garbhan baby/toddler aran cable sweater
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting

Pattern Description:

This tiny sweater features Celtic knotwork, and has buttons on the shoulder which makes it easy to get on an off a squirming infant. (There are no buttonholes, simply push the small buttons through the fabric). Ideal for little boys or girls. Garbhan, pronounced Gar-van, is an Irish name meaning "little rough one" - ideal for an everyday sweater which will take a lot of rough play!


20 sts + 28 rows = 4" in stocking stitch using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Actual Garment Measurements: Chest: 20 (22, 24)" Length, back of neck to hem: 81/2 (91/2, 101/2)" - adjustable Sleeve: 5 (6, 7)" - adjustable


  • Bernat Handicrafter Cotton 3 (4, 5) balls, each : 1.75 oz / 50 g, 80 yd / 73 m - or any yarn that will give you the gauge required.
  • Straight knitting needles: sizes 3.25 mm (U.K. 10, U.S. 3) and 4.00 mm (U.K. 8, U.S. 6)
  • cable needle

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle for sewing
  • 3 or 4 small buttons

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of DK weight

About Designer

About Designer

Christina D. on

I have been knitting for decades - aran sweater, designer garments, baby and toddler clothes. My recent foray into pattern designing has been so rewarding, and such fun - I am now often seeking inspiration all around me! I also have a one-year-old grand-daughter for whom I love making unique garments.

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